Saturday, July 17, 2010

Roll Call! ...

This is an opportunity for readers of TheSouthernJackAss to drop by and say hello--in the form of a comment ... while you're here, feel free to critique the style of posts, share your likes, dislikes or ideas for new stories, offer suggestions as to how I might improve TheSouthernJackAss and let me know if TheSouthernJackAss should continue ... your response is greatly appreciated ... so if you have a minute, please leave a reply--it really does matter ... thank you!


--sja

28 comments:

Annette Martin said...

Uhhhh most certainly TheSouthernJackAss should continue!

I truly enjoy your posts and can't think of a thing I would change.

Keep on Keeping on man =)

Jireh Ministries Foundation, Inc said...

Yes please continue to write, I enjoy your stories and writing style. I really admire the variety of vocabulary you use to describe the scenes. I also like how you know each character so well that I am becoming to know them too. I am happy to hear that you would like ideas, because I often think of a story that you could do a "number on" and was wondering if you would welcome it, so I will email you when it comes to me again.
I think you should be be published for print if your not already.

mysticdave said...

I hope it continues, i always enjoy your posts and your unique writing style....I may not leave a comment on all your posts i read, but i always check them out and enjoy them very much....as far as i am concerned there is no need for improvement, just keep doing what you are doing.... :)

The Scottish Jackass said...

I talked it over with the clan and we're all agreed that you should continue too ... here's a little story written by a another cousin of yours a while back that I think speaks to your questions. Maybe not quite a good as yours but I think his stories are pretty good too ... only time will tell.

A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?

So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides

So the man ordered his boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along

Well the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passersby began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: “Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours ... you and your hulking son?

The man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the Donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the Donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together, he was drowned.

That will teach you,” said an old man who had followed them:

Please all, and you will please none!”

A hard lesson learned!

Gardeen said...

You can't stop now that I have just come by!!

BOB said...

The verdict is in!

Guilty as charged on all counts!

Your sentence is 1,001 more nights of stories, as only you can tell them!!

passionofthemom said...

Of course you should keep up with your writing!! You are massively entertaining! =) While I don't always comment as I should, I do always get a real kick out of reading the amazing stories you post. We ♥ you! ;)

@ The Scottish Jackass: That story was also wonderful...and so true! =D

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

I will add my name to the list of readers of your blog. It hasn't been very long since I found it, but I'm sure glad that I did! Your writing style is great. It is very entertaining. Certainly much better than some very well know bloggers who just rant and rave and complain about everything. It is always a pleasure to read your blog. By the way, thank you for helping me with the Twitter issue that I had not too long ago. Keep up the great writing!

wolfcrane said...

John, I've enjoyed your blog. Keep up the good work!

PJ said...

Hey Guy! Don't change a thing! I love your blog just the way it is!

God Bless!

PJ

The Scottish Jackass said...

Listen to them John, and remember what Laertes' daddy said ... put another nickel in ... no, that was some other jackass. Be true unto yourself and if you are, the subject matter won't really matter, not at all ... well, not much, anyways. You, your passion and the uniqueness that is you will carry the day!

Well, I see they were out on ye olde course again today ... old is good and this is the oldest! We're thinking about filing a class action suit against the Royal and Ancient ... It's in the rules that jackasses aren't allowed on the course but for some reason they've made an exception, no not for our clan, the penguin, hare nor deer ... but for the tiger jackass!

They claim it was an economic decision and not discrimination ... no, not guns and butter ... shoes, beer and audience share.

Well, the old course had something to say about that ... Louis Oosthuizen, a nice young family man of whom few had heard, won by seven strokes while the tiger jackass was 13 back in a tie for twenty-third ... a non-factor, though his every move was chronicled by those that has written a different script.

They may have bought their ticket from the Royal and Ancient with their billions but they couldn't get it punched by the Old Course ... not this day!

Louis Oosthuizen, a nice young man ... a family man ... and like you, deserving of all the sweet feed that may come his way!

sja said...

Thank you Annette Martin ... I shall continue!

sja said...

Jireh Ministries Foundation, Inc ... I would be more than glad to attempt to put your ideas for potential stories into play ... I'll be looking forward to receiving them ... thanks again ...

sja said...

Mysticdave -- you have been a staunch follower of TheSouthernJackAss for as long as I can remember ... I really do appreciate that!

sja said...

The Scottish Jackass -- you must be distant kin or something!

sja said...

Keep coming Gardeen ... I ain't goin' anywhere!

sja said...

Bob -- only a thousand more to go!

sja said...

Passionofthemom -- thank you so much for those kind words of encourage ... and I must admit, I am guilty of not visiting or leaving comments on my friends' sites as much as I should ... I shall endeavor to do better in the future!

sja said...

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) -- so glad you found TheSouthernJackAss and that you find the site a pleasant place to visit and read the stories!

sja said...

Wolfcrane -- as long as my imagination doesn't burn out I'll continue to share it with others ... thanks for the positive words ...

sja said...

PJ -- may God continue to bless you too!

sja said...

The Scottish Jackass -- you got it mon ami!

sja said...

Well, 'nuff said ... TheSouthernJackAss abides ... thanks everybody!

scrappinheaven said...

I'm new to your blog, I got here because you just started following me on Twitter, and I love to visit my new followers blogs if they have one.

I love everything I've read so far. I'm now your new follower via Networked Blogs, Google Friends, & Twitter. I will definitely be back to read more...so please keep blogging :)

sja said...

Absolutely Scrappinheaven ... glad you enjoy the blog, thank you!

Ladygoodwood said...

Your blog is a delight! I am English and your blog fits perfectly our perceived stereo-type of the American Country Hick. It's like The Beverly Hillbillies blogging!
Please don't stop. I never fail to laugh out loud at your posts.

sja said...

Ladygoodwood -- weeelllll doggies!!! ... thank you!

Marla said...

Keep a goin.....